Design News

Keep up with the latest events in the world of design and architecture. Whether it be the opening of a new museum, a design conference, or the fate of a treasured building, you’ll hear about it here.

Paving the Way For Iconographic Landmarks
Paving the Way For Iconographic Landmarks
Stepstone’s wide selection of concrete solutions allow for creativity and singularity.
 - 2 months ago
Design Digest: Ace Hotel Kyoto, IKEA Speakers, India Mahdavi, and More
Design Digest: Ace Hotel Kyoto, IKEA Speakers, India Mahdavi, and More
Kengo Kuma unveils his design for Ace Hotel Kyoto, IKEA debuts its first Bluetooth speakers, India Mahdavi creates a club atmosphere at Salone del Mobile—here are five design...
 - 2 months ago
Airstream’s First Fiberglass Travel Trailer Is Now Available For Sale
Airstream’s First Fiberglass Travel Trailer Is Now Available For Sale
Weighing just 3,400 pounds, Airstream's Nest makes hitting the road for your next adventure a breeze. Did we mention the price starts at only $45,900?
 - 2 months ago
Run, Don't Walk to This Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Bar in Chicago
Run, Don't Walk to This Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Bar in Chicago
East meets Midwest at Prairie School, a cocktail haven for architecture buffs that touts a noteworthy beverage program by mixologist Jim Meehan.
 - 2 months ago
12 Rising Creators to Know Right Now
12 Rising Creators to Know Right Now
From muralists and ceramicists, to fiber artists and furniture makers, these 12 creatives speak out about what drives their work—and how they've made a name for themselves.
 - 2 months ago
Tune Into The Modern Architect Podcast For a Conversation With Dwell Founder Lara Deam
Tune Into The Modern Architect Podcast For a Conversation With Dwell Founder Lara Deam
Dwell CEO and founder Lara Deam tells The Modern Architect how she arrived at her obsession for design, and how the magazine began.
 - 3 months ago
From Sketchbook to Loom, We Reveal How a Brooklyn Designer Created Her New Ocean-Inspired Textile
From Sketchbook to Loom, We Reveal How a Brooklyn Designer Created Her New Ocean-Inspired Textile
Following a stroke of inspiration, Rebecca Atwood translated an offhand painting exercise into a new line of fabrics.
 - 3 months ago
Q&A: Todd Oldham Explains Why Every Designer Should Own a Makeup Kit
Q&A: Todd Oldham Explains Why Every Designer Should Own a Makeup Kit
The tireless multihyphenate talks about his heroes, theories on color, and new line of products for children.
 - 3 months ago
Here’s Why Midcentury America’s Most Popular Resort Town Might Ban Short-Term Home Rentals
Here’s Why Midcentury America’s Most Popular Resort Town Might Ban Short-Term Home Rentals
Palm Springs thrives as a getaway, but lately an influx of people visiting through home-sharing services has some people concerned.
 - 3 months ago
Elvis Presley’s Former L.A. Midcentury Is Now a Swoon-Worthy Design Showroom
Elvis Presley’s Former L.A. Midcentury Is Now a Swoon-Worthy Design Showroom
A midcentury modern owned by the King of Rock and Roll is now home to the "anti-retail" outpost of design gallery The Future Perfect.
 - 3 months ago
10 Buildings We Love by Piers Taylor
10 Buildings We Love by Piers Taylor
Known for his stripped-back approach to home design, award-winning RIBA architect Piers Taylor focuses more on light and space than expensive features as he challenges mainstream...
 - 3 months ago
Q&A: Hugh Kaptur, One of the Last Living Architects From Palm Springs’ Golden Age
Q&A: Hugh Kaptur, One of the Last Living Architects From Palm Springs’ Golden Age
The Palm Springs veteran reflects on his career.
 - 3 months ago
Architect Gert Wingårdh Builds a Dazzling Emerald Office in a Swedish Cemetery
Architect Gert Wingårdh Builds a Dazzling Emerald Office in a Swedish Cemetery
Replacing a former administration center that was non-accessible, Wingårdhs develops a prefabricated, low-impact solution that reflects its garden surroundings.
 - 3 months ago
Meet The Firm That’s Reimagining Life in Antarctica
Meet The Firm That’s Reimagining Life in Antarctica
The largest community on the planet’s coldest continent needs a smaller, smarter facility to continue its crucial work. It may be on the verge of getting one.
 - 3 months ago
This Teak Outdoor Living Collection Pairs Sustainability and Scandinavian-Inspired Style
This Teak Outdoor Living Collection Pairs Sustainability and Scandinavian-Inspired Style
Sustainability and innovative, minimalist design are at the forefront of Gloster’s luxe collection of teak outdoor furniture.
 - 3 months ago
A Look Inside The French Laundry's Stunning $10M Renovation
A Look Inside The French Laundry's Stunning $10M Renovation
Chef Thomas Keller's three-starred Michelin restaurant receives a $10,000,000 renovation—its first major revamp in over 20 years.
 - 3 months ago
Calling All Food52 Fans: The Brand's New Annex Is Its Best Look Yet
Calling All Food52 Fans: The Brand's New Annex Is Its Best Look Yet
Food52's new production studio takes the best of its familiar bright aesthetic and gives it shades of something new.
 - 3 months ago
Watch: A Conversation With Decluttering Guru Marie Kondo
Watch: A Conversation With Decluttering Guru Marie Kondo
We interview the Japanese organizing expert about the art of tidying up and her new collaboration with minimalist brand Cuyana.
 - 3 months ago
A Peek Inside Brooklyn's Latest Co-Working Space Dedicated to Women
A Peek Inside Brooklyn's Latest Co-Working Space Dedicated to Women
The Wing opens its latest co-working location in the waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO, converting a former factory into a chic community hotspot.
 - 3 months ago
These Designs Take Bamboo Infrastructure to a New Level
These Designs Take Bamboo Infrastructure to a New Level
Flexible, durable, and fast-growing—it's no wonder bamboo has been nick-named "the green steel of the 21st...
 - 4 months ago
These Pink and Blue Homes Use Gender as a Metaphor For Urban Revitalization
These Pink and Blue Homes Use Gender as a Metaphor For Urban Revitalization
Exploring themes of traditional masculinity, femininity, and assigned gender roles, His and Her House comprise part of an exhibit on urban rejuvenation in Shenzhen, China.
 - 4 months ago
The First Ever Frame Awards Celebrate the World's Best Interiors
The First Ever Frame Awards Celebrate the World's Best Interiors
We headed to Amsterdam to attend the first annual Frame Awards honoring 31 winners in non-residential interiors.
 - 4 months ago
This Group Is Reimagining the Future of Boutique Hotels
This Group Is Reimagining the Future of Boutique Hotels
Chicago–based Aparium Hotel Group is investing in communities and celebrating local heritage, one vibrantly reimagined building at a time.
 - 4 months ago
Jonathan Adler Reveals His Redesign of the Parker Palm Springs
Jonathan Adler Reveals His Redesign of the Parker Palm Springs
Groovy, hedonistic, luxury—Jonathan Adler’s depiction of his design at the Parker is not how you’d describe a typical getaway in the mid-mod hotbed of Palm Springs.
 - 4 months ago
Tom Dixon's New Furniture Collaboration With IKEA Warmly Welcomes Hacks
Tom Dixon's New Furniture Collaboration With IKEA Warmly Welcomes Hacks
With pieces that are durable, transformable, and affordable, there's no doubt Tom Dixon has turned upholstery design upside down with his innovative collaboration with IKEA.
 - 4 months ago
The PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea Debuts the Darkest Building on Earth
The PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea Debuts the Darkest Building on Earth
London-based architect Asif Khan reveals his latest project at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea.
 - 4 months ago
Artist Ellsworth Kelly's Final Work Is Now Open in Austin
Artist Ellsworth Kelly's Final Work Is Now Open in Austin
Titled "Austin," the chapel-like structure by the late contemporary artist Ellsworth Kelly is now open to the public at the Blanton Museum of Art.
 - 4 months ago
The Psychitect Is In: How One Therapist Helps Couples Tackle Design Projects Together
The Psychitect Is In: How One Therapist Helps Couples Tackle Design Projects Together
Meet Rachel Melvald, a psychotherapist who uses her background in psychology and design to resolve issues between couples who are in the throes of a high-stress project.
 - 4 months ago
10 Arne Jacobsen Designs We Love
10 Arne Jacobsen Designs We Love
We're celebrating the 116th birthday of the iconic designer and architect by looking back at some of his best work.
 - 4 months ago
Meet Downtown Seattle's Newest Landmark: The Amazon Spheres
Meet Downtown Seattle's Newest Landmark: The Amazon Spheres
Move over Space Needle—here come the Amazon Spheres.
 - 4 months ago